Human Rights Council - Intersessional Roundtable to Enhance the Participation of Indigenous Peoples
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Intersessional roundtable on ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples' representatives and institutions in meetings of the Human Rights Council on issues affecting them.

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In its resolution 42/19 of 8 October 2019, the Human Rights Council
decided to organize another intersessional interactive dialogue in the
form of a roundtable to follow up on a dialogue on the same subject
that took place on 15 July 2019. As it had to be postponed due to the
COVID-19 crisis, the Human Rights Council decided in its resolution
45/12 of 9 October 2020, to organise this dialogue which will take
place on 16 July 2021.

The aim of the event is to facilitate
dialogue between indigenous peoples' representatives and Member States
in order to strengthen indigenous peoples' participation at meetings of
the Council. It will be co-Chaired by the President of the Human
Rights Council and the Chair of the Indigenous Temporary Committee,
Coordination Body. The roundtable will include representatives from
seven States and seven Indigenous Peoples from the seven socio-cultural
regions determined to give broad representation to the world's
indigenous peoples as recognized is by the United Nations Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues; Africa, Asia, Central and South America and
the Caribbean, the Arctic, Central and Eastern Europe, Russian
Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia, North America, and the
Pacific. The discussion will then be open to statements from the floor
from States and observers, including national human rights institutions
(NHRIs) fully compliant with the Paris Principles and non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with ECOSOC. Participants
will examine ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples'
representatives and institutions in meetings of the Council on issues
affecting them.